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from the trailer for Woman Wanted (1935)
|Born||Ruth Adrienne McClure
August 3, 1907
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
|Died||May 31, 1947
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Adrianne Ames|
|Spouse(s)||Deward Truax (m. 1925–28)
Stephen Ames (m. 1929–33)
Bruce Cabot (m. 1933–37)
Adrienne Ames (August 3, 1907 – May 31, 1947) was an American film actress.
Life and career
Born Ruth Adrienne McClure in Fort Worth, Texas, one of six children born to Samuel Hugh McClure and Flora Parthenia (née Potter) McClure, Ames began her film career in 1927 as a stand-in for Pola Negri. Ames was soon cast in small film roles in silent films. With the advent of talking pictures, Ames' popularity grew and she was usually cast as society women, or in musicals. She made thirty films during the 1930s with her biggest success in George White's Scandals (1934). She appeared with the three leading men from the 1931 version of Dracula (Bela Lugosi, David Manners, and Edward Van Sloan) in The Death Kiss (1932).
By the end of the decade, Ames' popularity had diminished and, discouraged, she left Hollywood for New York. In 1941, she became a radio personality, headlining a talk show on station WHN in New York City. Her program was successful and was scheduled regularly until just before her death in 1947.
|1931||Road to Reno, TheThe Road to Reno|
|1931||24 Hours||Ruby Wintryingham|
|1931||Girls About Town||Anne|
|1932||Two Kinds of Women||Jean Mars||Uncredited|
|1932||Sinners in the Sun||Claire Kinkaid|
|1932||Merrily We Go to Hell||Claire Hempstead|
|1932||Guilty as Hell||Vera Marsh|
|1932||Death Kiss, TheThe Death Kiss||Marcia Lane|
|1933||From Hell to Heaven||Joan Burt|
|1933||Bedtime Story, AA Bedtime Story||Paulette|
|1933||Avenger, TheThe Avenger||Ruth Knowles|
|1934||George White's Scandals||Barbara Loraine|
|1934||You're Telling Me!||Princess Lescaboura|
|1934||Old Fashioned Way, TheThe Old Fashioned Way||Girl in audience||Uncredited|
|1935||Black Sheep||Mrs. Millicent Caldwell Bath|
|1935||Woman Wanted||Betty Randolph|
|1935||Ladies Love Danger||Adele Michel|
|1935||Abdul the Damned||Therese Alder|
|1935||Harmony Lane||Jane McDowell|
|1938||City Girl||Vivian Ross||Uncredited|
|1938||Fugitives for a Night||Eileen Baker||Credited as Adrianne Ames|
|1938||Slander House||Helen 'Mme. Helene' Smith|
|1939||Panama Patrol||Lia Maing|
|1939||The Zero Hour||Susan|
|1940||I Take This Woman||Lola Estermonte||Scenes deleted|
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- "Adrienne Ames". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
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